Used Car Import Regulation in New Zealand
IMPORT CAR FROM JAPAN TO NEW ZEALAND
Welcome to TokyoCarZ, here we will explain how to import car from Japan to New Zealand. There are a few steps for you, to get Access to All Japanese Cars Auctions, Motorcycle Auctions, and local dealer stock. We totally understand your concerns and doubts about purchasing a car online. Don't worry we are professionals with huge experience. Thanks to our wide and long-term partnership with transportations companies, shipping companies, and clearing agents all over the world, makes your purchase easy, fast, and safe. It's time for online car shopping!
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS
In order to import car from Japan to New Zealand, vehicles must meet up technical requirements, with the emission standards described by the New Zealand government as per their class. Cars that meet these requirements mostly produced from 2006 onward.
To pass compliance in New Zealand following condition cars CAN NOT be imported to New Zealand:
- No vehicles with accident history are allowed
- Cars with tampered odometer are not allowed
- Cars with rust, corrosion, chassis damages on the body or frame are prohibited
- Vehicles with 2,000cc or higher engine capacity must have Electric Stability Control (ESC).
- Airbag recall must be done if applicable at an extra cost of JPY 15,000
- Vehicles must have 3 model codes. Ex. AAA, BBB, etc
- Vehicles with 2 model codes require a Special Permission Approvement for imports
- 20 years old or older vehicles do not require ESC and 3 model codes, but the other requirements remain
* - There is an exception for racing or non-road cars. Cars that will not be registered and use on public roads!
Before import cars from Japan to New Zealand, it must pass JEVIC, Quarantine Service (MAF Biosecurity).
How To Buy Cars from Japanese Car Auction!
In order to start bidding and purchasing cars right away, you are required to make a deposit of 150,000JPY or the equivalent of 1,500 USD. This deposit will be added to your account and discounted from you when we send you the final invoice.
You can make your deposit via PAYPAL or Transfer to our Bank Account.
Car Price | Deposit Amount
0 - 1,000,000¥ 150,000¥
1,0 mil - 2,5¥ mil 250,000¥
Over ¥2,500,000 – Please enquiry
Start browsing the auctions. Auctions run from Monday to Saturday and auction stock is constantly being updated. It’s best to check at least twice a day to make sure that you stay on top of what’s available.
Look at the auctions and send us the Auction Lot number of interesting units. We'll screen them and delete any problem cars. Good ones We'll translate the condition report into English and upload them to your account for bidding.
You can read over the reports and if you want to bid you enter your bid. Which is the maximum that you want to bid on the car. Our bidders will bid up to that amount if necessary.
If the car sells for less then you pay that lesser amount. If the bidding goes over your budget we stop and move onto your next target and you pay nothing.
Once you win an auction we pay for the car in full and issue you an invoice for the balance. As soon as we receive full payment, we will ship the car.
Company Fees – ¥120,000 (starting from) - covers auction costs, deregistration, Japan port clearance, photos, radiation check, sales tax, DHL, etc, and gets the car on the boat for the port of destination!
Car Price | Company fee
0 - 1,500,000¥ ¥120,000
1,5 - 2,000,000¥ ¥140,000
2,0 - 2,500,000¥ ¥160,000
2,5 - 3,000,000¥ ¥180,000
Over ¥3,000,000 – please enqiury
Import car from Japan to New Zealand: Ports, Costs, Tax & Duties!
SHIPPING DESTINATION PORTS
Ro-Ro Shipping available to Auckland, Dunedin, Lyttleton, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson ports